Kimberly Linczeski was a 12-year-old sixth grader who attended Ontonagon Area Junior-Senior High School in Ontonagon village, Michigan. She attempted to took her own life on 3 March 2010 and subsequently passed on 6 March*.
According to her mother, Kimberly had been the target of bullying for months and on the day her suicide, Kimberly had done something she had never done before, she stood up and punched one of those tormenting her. She was sent to the principal’s office, reprimanded and her father was called to take her home. Later that same day, Kimberly took her life. She hung herself in her bedroom.
The superintendent of schools said “the only person who knew why Linczeski committed suicide was Linczeski and that anything beyond that was speculation.”
*Updated per note from Kimberly’s mother Karen. 11 June 2012